When planning a vacation, people, first of all, determine with the state and the resort, often forgetting about the importance of the hotel. Not every institution can boast of a polite staff, impressive architecture, and quality of service. Meanwhile, thanks to the competent choice, the rest will be even more enjoyable and rewarding. The article presents a rating of famous hotels that can surprise even experienced travelers.
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (Dubai, UAE)
The most beautiful hotel in the world is a 321 m high sail tower. 8 thousand square meters of gold leaf was spent on decorating the masterpiece. The floor in the two-story lobby is decorated with mosaics, aquariums are installed in the walls, and there is a fountain with an illumination in the middle. The rooms have windows overlooking the Persian Gulf. For wealthy people, royal apartments will cost $ 28 thousand per night.
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac (Quebec, Canada)
Castle hotel located on the banks of the St. Lawrence, erected in 1893. The interior corresponds to the historical era, but modern technologies have been taken into account. Marble for interior decoration, massive fireplaces, retro lamps add chic to the atmosphere. The last restoration was carried out in 2011, when the construction of the central tower of 20 floors was completed. The cost of the work exceeded $ 75 million.
Titanic Mardan Palace (Antalya, Turkey)
The resort and hotel complex was built in 2009. The building consists of three parts, made in different styles: the Dolmabahce wing, the Anatolian wing and the European wing. About 500 thousand crystal decorations were used for finishing. 9 thousand tons of Egyptian sand were spent on the improvement of the beach area. Finance costs were $ 1.4 billion.
Atlantis The Palm (Dubai, UAE)
The first hotel on the island of Palm Jumeirah, consisting of two buildings connected by a bridge. Each room is reminiscent of the Arabian style and ocean motives. The choice of entertainments in the hotel is wide, it is a gym, a dolphinarium, a water park, a bowling alley, a corner for children. Short-term helicopter flights are organized at the request of the guests.
At the opening ceremony of Atlantis the Palm, 100,000 fireworks went off in 9 minutes.
The Oberoi Udaivilas (Udaipur, India)
An architectural creation that combines Moorish and Mongolian design, it looks more like a royal palace. The territory is decorated with gardens, gazebos, fountains, two swimming pools and a spa. The premises are equipped with: air conditioning, plasma TV, electronic safe, jacuzzi. As entertainment, yoga classes, folk dances, master classes in local cuisine, and boat trips along the lake are recommended.
Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme (Paris, France)
The five-star giant is not far behind in comfort and luxury. Near the hotel there is the Louvre, the Opera, the famous boutiques of the Place Vendome. The elegant hall has a rich art collection. Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme – a suitable option for business or social events, offers both conference rooms and banquet facilities. The most elite Imperial Suite occupies 250 m², it is equipped with an office, a bar, a dining room.
The Langham (Chicago, USA)
The institution was built in a skyscraper on Michigan Avenue. The entourage is thought out to the smallest detail to please even the fastidious clients. Decorated in warm colors with dark wood components. Amenities include a white granite bathroom, rain shower, and select cosmetics. The wellness center offers: massages, procedures for relaxation, body rejuvenation.
Alpin SPA Tuxerhof (Tux, Austria)
The cozy spa hotel is 7 km from the Hintertux Glacier. Here you can warm up and relax after skiing. Guests are offered several types of saunas, swimming pools, but the main feature is the Tyrolean cuisine. In addition, summer and winter activities are recommended, including guided hiking and mountain biking.
Palms Casino Resort (Las Vegas, USA)
The hotel and casino, which opened 17 years ago, is located in the state of Nevada. Vacationers live in apartments with heating, internet and LCD TV. Children are provided with special cots, a mini-club, a playroom. The variety of services pleases visitors, ranging from hairdressing salons to a concert hall. Also provided: a sun terrace, a signature restaurant, a currency exchange office.
The Upper House (Hong Kong)
The city’s most visited establishment with panoramic views of Victoria Harbor. The staff works nonstop to make the visitors’ stay comfortable. Inside a fitness center, parking, free Wi-Fi. The road from the building to the international airport takes 40 minutes.
Marina Bay Sands (Singapore)
The hotel covers an area of 20 hectares. The structure was designed by an Israeli architect who was inspired by a deck of cards. The roofs of three towers, 200 m high, adorn the amusement park in the form of a ship, with a capacity of up to 3900 people. The rooms are divided into three types: Atrium – middle floors, Horizon – high tiers, Club – top. Particularly noteworthy is the indoor water channel, through which pedestrian bridges are thrown.
Royal Savoy Hotel and Villas (Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt)
A place next to Ras Mohamed National Park, where only adults stay. Suitable for lovers of romantic atmosphere, privacy, couples during their honeymoon. Guests can stay on a private balcony or patio overlooking the landscaped garden. A continental breakfast is served in the private lounge area, followed by canapes and snacks later. There are massage rooms, a steam bath, a jacuzzi in the room.
Four Seasons Lion Palace (St. Petersburg, Russia)
The hotel is located in the former residence of the princes, which has retained its original atmosphere after restoration. The main staircase and the lobby have been restored to the smallest detail, so they look like they did in 1820. The spirit of imperialism comes to life in all 183 rooms with high ceilings and large windows. The rooms on the fifth floor have a veranda overlooking St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Two restaurants serve Italian and Asian dishes.
Ritz-Carlton (Moscow, Russia)
The building is made in the classicism style with the details of modern architecture. Wealthy clients are provided with: separate service and concierges, culinary presentations, a meeting room. The rooms are finished in cherry wood with the addition of Portuguese marble. The most expensive room is the suite on the 11th floor, which overlooks Red Square. Gastronomic delights are prepared by the famous chef Nicolas Courtois.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & SPA (Italy)
The hotel is located inside an old monastery. The engineers managed to preserve the original structure, the vaulted ceilings with window openings remained intact. On the doors of the rooms there are plaques with images of herbs from which the monks made potions. The confession booth contains questionnaires, in which vacationers honestly admit how satisfied they are with the service.
Each client of the Italian hotel is met and escorted by the ringing of the bell.
Katikies Hotel (Greece)
The resort hotel complex is designed in the traditional Mediterranean style. Upon arrival, guests are given wine and fruit. Rooms are offered not only for newlyweds, but also for people with disabilities and allergies. On the territory of the institution work: a boutique, dry cleaning, car rental, currency exchange. Those who wish are invited to a diving center, on a boat trip or fishing.
Ladera Resort (Saint Lucia)
The renowned Caribbean hotel opened in 1992 and has won many tourism awards. The establishment is distinguished by suites in tropical design, use of ecological materials, open plan. Bungalows and villas do not have a western wall to feel at one with nature. Guests are entertained with live music, wine tasting, island hopping, rope descent.
Arctic Snow Hotel & Glass Igloos (Finland)
The glass igloos have underfloor heating and a transparent roof overlooking the sky. The temperature in the dwellings is 0–5 ° C, but it is warm in the sleeping bags laid out on the deer skins. Clients are engaged in ice fishing, creating snow sculptures, walking on snowshoes. The information service informs guests all the time about when it will be possible to observe the Northern Lights.
Jade Mountain (Saint Lucia)
The establishment is located above the Anse Chastanet beach, blending harmoniously with the natural landscape. The serenity and detachment of this place is complemented by the absence of televisions, radios and telephones. Rooms are divided into five categories: Star, Sun, Moon, Sky, Galaxy. Fans of energetic relaxation will enjoy kayaking, cycling, tennis.
Gili Lankanfushi Maldives (Maldives)
The hotel was built on the island of the same name; Male airport is 20 minutes away by water transport. The eco-villas have a garden, a bright terrace, cable TV, audio system. Treatment rooms offer health and beauty treatments. The rule “no shoes, no news” applies here, there is no loud music and no fuss.
After a fire in January, no closure is planned, but restoration will take more than 8 months, according to the administration.